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OpenStreetMap: A Year of Edits 2013 - Derick Rethans

OpenStreetMap: A Year of Edits 2013 London, UK Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 14:02 GMT Just like the last few years I've analysed all the edits to OpenStreetMap and produced a visualisation. This year I wanted to highlight different projects...Show More Summary

Let's Get Sociopathic

On a trip to my favorite bookstore, Chamblin's Bookmine in Jacksonville, Florida, I happened across a copy of a book called Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight (Crown, 2013), by a woman writing under the pen name "M. Show More Summary

Do You Want to Write?

I’m once again writing with a product from the folks at iA — Writer Pro. I gave their first product, iA Writer, a good long try last year, but eventually gave up when I discovered I couldn’t adjust the text size to see additional text on my screen. It’s seems like a minor nit, but […]

Java Posse #431 - Brad Fitzpatrick on Go

Java Posse #431 - Brad Fitzpatrick on Go Fully formatted shownotes can always be found at Go Brad Fitzpatrick Thanks More Summary

Build Your Private Cloud with ownCloud

If you happen to be looking for an extrtemely useful open source tool to add to your arsenal, and you've got some holiday time ahead of you for tech tinkering, consider setting up and using your own private cloud environment with ownCloud. Show More Summary

PerlTricks Interview With Me

I was just interviewed by David Farrell from Perl Tricks. We talked about Perl one-liners, my books, Perl on Windows, text editors and vim plugins. I created a backup copy of the interview here on my blog. Here's the original. You're a really busy guy; running catonmat, Browserling and publishing books. Show More Summary

Hanselman's Newsletter of Wonderful Things: October 14th, 2013

I have a "whenever I get around to doing it" Newsletter of Wonderful Things. Why a newsletter? I dunno. It seems more personal somehow. Fight me. You can view all the previous newsletters here. You can sign up here to the Newsletter of Wonderful Things or just wait and get them some weeks later on the blog, which hopefully you have subscribed to. Show More Summary

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For December 13th, 2013

Hey, it's HighScalability time: Test your sense of scale. Is this image of something microscopic or macroscopic? Find out. 80 billion: Netflix logging events per day; 10 petabytes: data; six million: Foursquare checkinsShow More Summary

Tracing PHP with DTrace - Five Minute Lightning Talk is on Youtube - Christopher Jones

I gave a 5 minute talk on DTrace in PHP at the SF PHP Meetup Lightning Talk session last night. You can watch it here. It starts at the 14:10 mark.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For December 6th, 2013

Hey, it's HighScalability time: Test your sense of scale. Is this image of something microscopic or macroscopic? Find out. 72: Intel's 72 core x86 Processor; One Trillion: number of fonts served by Google. Quotable Quotes: West-Eberhard:...Show More Summary

Google Woos Developers with Packaged App Strategy, Updated Plumbing

At its recent Chrome Developer Summit, Google officials made more clear than ever that they see the Chrome platform as a strategic on-ramp for Google's services, with packaged apps and mobile apps playing a central role in that effort. Show More Summary

As Valve Joins The Linux Foundation, Start Taking Linux Gaming Seriously

Valve has doubled down on its commitment to make Linux gaming an arena to take seriously by joining The Linux Foundation. “Joining the Linux Foundation is one of many ways Valve is investing in the advancement of Linux gaming. Through...Show More Summary

Code Review Like You Mean It

If I had to pick just one feature that embodies GitHub (besides emoji support of course ), I’d easily choose the Pull Request (aka PR). According to GitHub’s help docs (emphasis mine), Pull requests let you tell others about changes you’ve pushed to a GitHub repository. Show More Summary

1000 Nights

Each night for a 1000 nights, Ray Bradbury is asking you to read three things: One short story (Dahl, Hemingway, Matheson, Cheever, Kneale, Collier, Wharton, Irving) One poem (Shakespeare, Frost, and Pope) One essay (Huxley, Eiseley ) Bradbury’s goal – to make you the collector of metaphor. He provides a familiar and unfamiliar set of content […] #

Examining Linux Load Averages

In a previous article I shared a few quick ways I use top as a systems administrator to get a quick overview of the health of the server. I was quickly taken to task by an anonymous commenter for not being as in depth as he would have liked. Show More Summary

Outline of Lean Seminar

I am doing a Lean seminar on Monday and was outlining it before committing it to powerpoint.  Thought folks might find this useful. What if you could get what you wanted but you couldn’t get it by going directly after what you wanted?...Show More Summary

Google: Multiplex Multiple Works Loads on Computers to Increase Machine Utilization and Save Money

Jeff Dean gave a talk at SFBay ACM and at about 3 minutes in he goes over how Google runs jobs on computers, which is different than how most shops distribute workloads. It’s common for machines to be dedicated to one service, say run a database, run a cache, run this, or run that. The logic is:

Java Posse #430 - Kevin Bourrillion on Java, Guava and More

Java Posse #430 - Kevin Bourrillion on Java, Guava and More Fully formatted shownotes can always be found at Guava Guava Google+ page Caliper AutoValue Where...Show More Summary

Long Term Web Semantics

Something irks me about the phrase “semantic HTML”. The intent is clear enough — using HTML in ways that are readable and use plain language to describe terms when available. But that’s not what “semantic” means. We might as well be saying “well written” or “copy edited”. Show More Summary

Why do my Font Awesome icons show up as blank squares?

So you've decide to use Font Awesome for some great scalable icons. You download them, maybe you use the Bootstreap CDN. You're not an idiot, but you only get black squares. You look at the F12 Developer Tools and you can see the fonts are getting downloaded. Show More Summary

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